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  • Summary: Become the "Champion Road Racer" by conquering numerous racing events, all carrying rewards such as: cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police and natural elements in high speed and high style... true NFS style! Evade any copsBecome the "Champion Road Racer" by conquering numerous racing events, all carrying rewards such as: cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police and natural elements in high speed and high style... true NFS style! Evade any cops encountered, as getting busted just might end your career. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Between its ripping sense of speed, edge-of-the-seat gameplay, and impressively original and deep features, [its] glorious PS2 debut just smokes.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    Has everything I've ever wanted from a sports car racing game: Cool rides, some of the best engine noises ever committed to a gaming sountrack and most importantly, a sense of incredible speed and power. [Nov 2002, p.186]
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    92
    One of the most wicked arcade-racing games I've ever played. [Nov 2002, p.284]
  4. netjak
    90
    To be dead honest with you all, I can’t think of a single major flaw in this game.
  5. It might lack the polish to be genius, but there aren't many more enjoyable or expansive driving games. [GamesMaster]
  6. The graphics are sweet, and the racing is sweeter still. Its pure, unashamed, high-energy fun, and it lasts for ages!
  7. Driving through such locations would be a joy in itself if only you felt some sense of response from the cars. As it is, the sensation of driving goes largely unchanged with terrain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. SamB.
    Jun 19, 2004
    10
    The Best!
  2. SteveL.
    Oct 11, 2002
    10
    This game rocks its got everything! High speed chases awsome graphics all the sweet cars cool music and dont forget the tracks its got!Its This game rocks its got everything! High speed chases awsome graphics all the sweet cars cool music and dont forget the tracks its got!Its got all you want in a racing game! Expand
  3. AndrewH.
    Mar 3, 2003
    10
    THIS GAME ROCKS! The graphics are kick-ass and the music is great! The physics of the game is also the most advanced I've seen it yet.
  4. EricC.
    Nov 24, 2002
    9
    This is the closest any game has ever come to beating Gran Turismo 3. While the graphics and realism are not as good, Hot Pursuit 2 This is the closest any game has ever come to beating Gran Turismo 3. While the graphics and realism are not as good, Hot Pursuit 2 emphasizes its spirit for speed and the intensity of it, something that GT3 didn't always get. Hot pursuit mode is a blast to play, especially when you have lots of cops on your tail. The effects that allow you to do a 360 view of your car increase the effect of the chase. Play this if your more addicted to the thrill speed than realism. Expand
  5. Mar 21, 2014
    9
    I just had so much damn fun with this game. I can't tell you how many hours and how many nights I lost just trying to get a better time tryingI just had so much damn fun with this game. I can't tell you how many hours and how many nights I lost just trying to get a better time trying to slander those idiots off the road. There is something to be said about creating a simple game with amazing graphics an incredible sound that many developers today seem to be missing. Expand
  6. BrandonH.
    Oct 26, 2002
    8
    This game is good, great sense of speed, but does get old fast, therfore may not be worth the money if you are limited and want to buy gta4.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Oct 8, 2003
    4
    Needs to have the cars customizable like porsche unleashed and underground.

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#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002